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  • AS HEARD IN COURT NOVEMBER 20, 2020

    Parole Denied

    PEOPLE V. JOHN WAYNE CARD: Despite being denied parole for 3 years in 2019, triple murderer Inmate John Wayne Card was given an early parole rehearing on November 17th, 2020 due to recent legislation favoring elderly parole.  The hearing was attended by Deputy District Attorney Michael Coffey who opposed parole on behalf of the People of Glenn County, as well as several members of the victim’s family who were supported by Victim Witness Advocate White.  After a lengthy hearing, the Parole Board again denied parole for 3 years! However, due to the new elderly parole laws, this case is likely to again be granted an early rehearing in 18 months.

     

    In 1974, John Wayne Card murdered three members of the Griffiths family; as part of a robbery scheme.  He then kidnapped and held hostage three members of the Skillin family for nearly a week while he attempted to evade law enforcement.  Finally, after abandoning the Skillin family by chaining them to a tree in the forest he was captured near Truckee by a coalition of northern California law enforcement agencies and the FBI.  Inmate Card was convicted at a jury trial and sentenced to death.  However, in 1976 the California Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty statute violated the California Constitution and commuted the death sentences of Inmate Card and approximately 70 other inmates to life in prison.  The statute was later updated to address the constitutional concerns of the California Supreme Court but the commuted death sentences could not be reinstated.

     

    The District Attorney’s Office would like to thank the family for their attendance at the hearing and willingness of the 8 family members to speak out against this dangerous killer being released.  We would like to extend a special thank you to the Glenn County Sheriff’s Department and in particular Lieutenant Gibbs who graciously allowed us to use their conference room and their technology to allow the victims to appear at the hearing via video conference due to the California Prison system banning visitors during to the COVID 19 pandemic.

    PEOPLE V. DESTINIE FOLSOM - (AS SEEN ON LOVE AFTER LOCK UP!) Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 4532(b)(1), Escape while serving 2 years for two felony convictions of Penal Code section 530.5, False Impersonation and 1320, Failure to Appear on a Felony Charge. Defendant was sentenced to 16 months prison concurrent to the 427 days remaining on her prison sentence and was remanded to jail today. This case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office Sergeants Holley and Draper. 

    WE Tv link: https://www.wetv.com/shows/love-after-lockup--35406

  • AS HEARD IN COURT NOVEMBER 20, 2020

    Parole Denied

    PEOPLE V. JOHN WAYNE CARD: Despite being denied parole for 3 years in 2019, triple murderer Inmate John Wayne Card was given an early parole rehearing on November 17th, 2020 due to recent legislation favoring elderly parole.  The hearing was attended by Deputy District Attorney Michael Coffey who opposed parole on behalf of the People of Glenn County, as well as several members of the victim’s family who were supported by Victim Witness Advocate White.  After a lengthy hearing, the Parole Board again denied parole for 3 years! However, due to the new elderly parole laws, this case is likely to again be granted an early rehearing in 18 months.

     

    In 1974, John Wayne Card murdered three members of the Griffiths family; as part of a robbery scheme.  He then kidnapped and held hostage three members of the Skillin family for nearly a week while he attempted to evade law enforcement.  Finally, after abandoning the Skillin family by chaining them to a tree in the forest he was captured near Truckee by a coalition of northern California law enforcement agencies and the FBI.  Inmate Card was convicted at a jury trial and sentenced to death.  However, in 1976 the California Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty statute violated the California Constitution and commuted the death sentences of Inmate Card and approximately 70 other inmates to life in prison.  The statute was later updated to address the constitutional concerns of the California Supreme Court but the commuted death sentences could not be reinstated.

     

    The District Attorney’s Office would like to thank the family for their attendance at the hearing and willingness of the 8 family members to speak out against this dangerous killer being released.  We would like to extend a special thank you to the Glenn County Sheriff’s Department and in particular Lieutenant Gibbs who graciously allowed us to use their conference room and their technology to allow the victims to appear at the hearing via video conference due to the California Prison system banning visitors during to the COVID 19 pandemic.

    PEOPLE V. DESTINIE FOLSOM - (AS SEEN ON LOVE AFTER LOCK UP!) Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 4532(b)(1), Escape while serving 2 years for two felony convictions of Penal Code section 530.5, False Impersonation and 1320, Failure to Appear on a Felony Charge. Defendant was sentenced to 16 months prison concurrent to the 427 days remaining on her prison sentence and was remanded to jail today. This case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office Sergeants Holley and Draper. 

    WE Tv link: https://www.wetv.com/shows/love-after-lockup--35406

  • AS HEARD IN COURT NOVEMBER 6, 2020

    PEOPLE V. EDWIN SPEER:  A parole hearing was conducted today from California State Prison, Chuckawalla for Inmate Edwin Speer. On October 28, 1999, Inmate Speer was 23 years old when he committed Voluntary Manslaughter with the use of a Firearm and in Criminal Street Gang Activity by shooting and killing 19-year-old victim, Christopher Clark in Willows, CA. As Inmate Speer was on felony probation at the time of the murder, Defendant was resentenced on his other cases in Glenn and Butte counties. Shortly after entering prison in 2002, Inmate Speer severely beat a fellow inmate inflicting life threatening injuries and obtaining a new felony conviction in Monterey County, adding 7 years to his sentence. Inmate Speer is currently serving a 31 years 8 months determinate sentence with an early parole release date of May 1, 2026. The Parole Board denied Inmate Speer's parole for 1 year, when he will be eligible for a hearing for a second time. The parole hearing was virtually attended by Assistant District Attorney Ruby Neumann, who opposed the parole on behalf of Glenn County as well as 8 surviving family members of Mr. Christopher Clark and Victim Witness Advocate White.  Thank you to Glenn County Sheriff's Office Lt. Gibbs and Facilities/I.T. Technician Roy Medina for setting up and making the jail conference room and technology available for the Virtual Hearing.

  • AS HEARD IN COURT OCTOBER 23, 2020

    PEOPLE V. CHRISTOPHER CROWNOVER - Defendant was previously convicted of misdemeanor violations of Penal Code section 243(e)(1), Domestic Battery and Health and Safety Code section 11377(a), Possession of Methamphetamine and was found in violation of probation for the 7th and 8th time. Defendant was sentenced to 2 years jail and probation was terminated. This case was prosecuted by DDA Coffey with assistance from Glenn County Probation Department Officer Ortiz.  

  • AS HEARD IN COURT SEPTEMBER 25, 2020

    PEOPLE V. DENNIS WILKINSON - Defendant was convicted of felony violations of Penal Code Sections 666.5(a), Automobile Theft with a Prior Auto Theft and 530.5(a), Identity Theft, and Health and Safety Code section 11379(a), Transportation for Sale of Methamphetamine. Defendant was sentenced to 4 years prison. This case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from current Orland Police Department Officer Mills, CHP – Williams Officer Guzman, and Glenn County Sheriff's Office Deputy Tuma and Sergeant Draper.

  • AS HEARD IN COURT SEPTEMBER 11, 2020

    PEOPLE V. HECTOR MORA- Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 273.5(a)/12022(b)(1),Corporal Injury on a Cohabitant with the Use of a Knife and admission to a Strike. Defendant was sentenced to 6 years state prison. This case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office Deputy Goodwin.

  • AS HEARD IN COURT AUGUST 14, 2020

    PAROLE DENIED!

     PEOPLE V. FRANCISCO MEDINA:  A parole hearing was conducted today from California State Prison, Corcoran for Inmate Francisco Medina. On October 28, 1999, Inmate Medina was 18 years old when he committed the life offense of Second Degree Murder by shooting and killing 19-year-old victim, Christopher Clark in Willows, CA. Inmate Medina was 19 years old when he was sentenced to 15 years to life.  Inmate Medina was 31 years old at his first parole hearing in 2013 when parole was previously denied. Since that parole hearing, he obtained a new felony conviction in 2017, Possession of Heroin in Prison, for an additional and consecutive two year sentence from Kings County. The Parole Board denied Inmate Medina's parole for 1 year, when he will be eligible for a hearing for a third time. The parole hearing was virtually attended by Assistant District Attorney Ruby Neumann, who opposed the parole on behalf of Glenn County as well as 6 surviving family members of Mr. Christopher Clark.  Thank you to Glenn County Sheriff's Office Lt. Gibbs and Facilities/I.T. Technician Roy Medina for setting up and making the jail conference available for the Virtual Hearing.

     

  • AS HEARD IN COURT AUGUST 7, 2020

    PEOPLE V. DANIEL FALLON-  Defendant was convicted of a felony violations of Penal Code sections 243.9(a), Battery Committed by Gassing as two separate felony counts, a third felony of 243.1, Battery Against a Custodial Officer, and a Prior Strike. Defendant was previously convicted of a felony violation of 245(a)(4), Assault with Force Likely to Produce Great Bodily Injury and felony 273.6(d), Disobeying a Court Order with Violence/Threat and Prior and was found in violation of probation for the 2nd time. Defendant was sentenced to 9 years 4 months state prison and probation was terminated. The case was prosecuted by DDA Coffey with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office Deputies Lemmon, Loudermilk, White, Draper, Sheldon, Cortez, Alves, Reynolds, Chavez, Lt. Gibbs, and Sgt. Melgarejo, and Glenn County Probation Department Officers Moize and Ortiz.

  • AS HEARD IN COURT JULY 31, 2020

    PEOPLE V. FERNANDO GARCIA-  Defendant, 22-year-old from Orland, CA, was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 192(a), Voluntary Manslaughter. On or about November 24, 2017 the Orland Police Department responded to the sound of shots fired in the area of Date Street and Rennat Way. The victims were invited over to buy guns from the Defendant and Co-Defendant Ricardo Garcia. One victim, Luis Mercado, was shot in the leg and was transported to Enloe Medical Center. The officers learned there was a second victim, Javier Montalvo, found deceased in the garage of the residence at the scene of the crime. Defendant was sentenced to 11 years state prison. The case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Orland Police Department Officers Simpson and Mills, Sergeants Johnson and Cessna, and Chief Vlach, CHP Willows, and Glenn County Sheriff's Office Deputies Barnes and Zarate, and Lt. Gibbs. 

     

  • AS HEARD IN COURT JULY 10, 2020

    PEOPLE V. BRIAN MICHAUD - Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 288a(c)(1), Oral Copulation of a Child Under 10 Years Old. Defendant was sentenced to 6 years state prison. This case was prosecuted by ADA Neumann with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office former Detective Knight (now Glenn County DA Chief Investigator) and Deputy Alves.